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Felted Art for Everyday Use

The Ancient & Modern Ways of Felt-Making

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July 06, 2014 – July 11, 2014
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Course:
SM14-2805-801
Teacher:
Flóra Carlile-Kovács
Tuition:
$595
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Description

Felt-making is painting and sculpture combined, an ancient textile process using wool fibers, water, and vigorous kneading.

In this workshop, you learn the basics of this tactile and transformative art medium, or what is referred to as the “wet” felt-making process. This process uses wool, water, soap, and your own two hands. You also explore different types of wool and learn how to use them for the best results.

By making a scarf, a pair of slippers, a purse, and a pillow with inlaid patterns, you come to understand the process and learn how to design your template, enlarge the pattern, lay down the layers, finish the edges, agitate the fibers, “full” the felt, and shape and finish your item.

This workshop is designed for beginners, but advanced artists of all kinds are also welcome.

 

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Things to Bring:

Bring a notebook, camera, and a waterproof apron, if you have one. All other supplies are provided. Wear comfortable shoes; felting requires standing on your feet for several hours. 

Schedule
SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.Welcome & Orientation
 
MONDAY
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Teachers
Flóra Carlile-Kovács

Flóra Carlile-Kovács is an award-winning fiber artist. Born in Szeged, Hungary, she now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she teaches felt-making and produces felt clothing and accessories. floranemez.eu

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